Spirit of America Afghan LW1303

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Skill Level: Intermediate

Throw measures 50" wide x 68" long.

Red Heart® Super Saver®, or any worsted weight acrylic yarn. Version 1: 25 Ounces No. 316 Soft White CA, 14 ounces No. 382 Country Blue CB, and 27 ounces No. 387 Soft Navy CC

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Though yarn amounts may vary with alternate color versions, we wanted to show you some possibilities for making a patriotic throw.

Version 2: Red CA, White CB, Blue CC. Work as written.

Version 3: White CA, Red CB, Blue CC. Work as written EXCEPT work stars with CA.

Version 4: Red CA, Blue CB, White CC. Work pat section Rows 1-4 with CA, Row 5 with CB, Rows 6-9 with CC, Row 10 with CB, Rows 11-14 with CA, sc section with CB and stars with CC.

Crochet Hook: U.S. Sizes H-8 [5mm] and J-10 [6mm]. Yarn needle.

GAUGES: 13 sts = 4"; 17 rows = 4" in sc with smaller hook; 13 sts = 4"; 14 rows = 6" in pat with larger hook. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauges given.

THROW: With CA and larger hook, ch 219.

Foundation Row (Wrong Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn - 218 sc.

Row 1 (Right Side): Ch 1, sc in first sc, 3 dc in next sc, skip next 2 sc, * sc in next sc, 3 dc in next sc, skip next 2 sc; rep from * to last 2 sc; sc in next sc, dc in last sc; turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first dc, * 3 dc in next sc, skip next 2 dc, sc in next de; rep from * to last sc; dc in last sc; turn.

Rows 3 and 4: Rep Row 2, changing to CB and smaller hook in last st of Row 4. Drop CA.

Row 5: With CB and smaller hook, ch 1, sc in each st across. Fasten off CB.

Row 6: With right side facing, insert larger hook in first sc of last row and draw CA through; rep Row 1 across.

Rows 7-11: Rep Rows 2-6

Rows 12-14: Rep Rows 2-4 EXCEPT change to CC and smaller hook in last st of Row 14. Cut CA.

Row 15: With CC and smaller hook, ch 1, sc in each st across; turn.

Rows 16-46: Rep Row 15 EXCEPT change to CA in last st of Row 46.

Rep Rows 1-46 for pat twice more, then rep Rows 114 once more EXCEPT change to CB and smaller hook in last st of Row 14 .

EDGING-Rnd 1 (Right Side): Ch 1,3 sc in first sc, sc evenly around, working 3 sc in each corner; join with a sl st to first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 4, ** (dc, [ch 1, dc] twice) all in corner sc, ch 1, skip next sc, * dc in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc; rep from * to next corner; rep from ** around, adjusting as necessary at corners and end of rnd; join to 3rd ch of ch-4; TURN.

Rnd 3: Change to larger hook; ch 1, * sc in next sp, 3 dc in next dc, skip next sp; rep from * around, adjusting if necessary at end of rnd; join to first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

STAR-Make 27: With larger hook and CB, ch 5; join with a sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 2, holding back last lp on hook, 2 dc in ring, yo and draw through all 3 lps on hook - beg cluster (cl) made; [ch 4; holding back last lp on hook, 3 dc in ring, yo and draw through all 4 lps on hook - cl made] 4 times, ch 4; join with a sl st to top of beg cl - 5 cl.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, * sc in cl, ch 7, sc in 4th ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, tr in last ch; rep from * around; join to first sc.

Rnd 3: * Working in rem lps of ch, sc in next 4 lps, 2 sc in ch-3 sp, ch 1, sl st in top and side lps of last sc made, 2 sc in same sp, sc in next 4 sts * *, sl st in next sc; rep from * around, end at **; join. Fasten off leaving a long end for sewing.

FINISHING: Arrange 9 stars evenly spaced down each of the three single crochet sections and sew in place.

ABBREVIATIONS: beg = beginning; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; hdc = half double crochet; mm = millimeters; pat = pattern; rep = repeat; sc = single crochet; sl st = slip stitch; sp = space; st = stitch; tr = treble crochet; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated; [ ] = work directions given in brackets the number of times specified.

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